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Originally Posted by AK370Z added a poll . I want to see how many members are suffering from this. Please vote honestly. I do not have this problem. I use

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View Poll Results: Does your rear hatch get stuck?
YES (ALL THE TIME!!!) 321 36.35%
YES (Sometime) 395 44.73%
NO (Never!) 167 18.91%
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:03 AM   #16 (permalink)
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added a poll. I want to see how many members are suffering from this. Please vote honestly.

I do not have this problem. I use my hatch quite often and it has yet to get stuck.
Can we also add a poll for the front bumper/fender molding flaw that causes the paint chip as well. Maybe a seperate section for gathering info on recouring issues to get TSBs from Nissan?
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Can we also add a poll for the front bumper/fender molding flaw that causes the paint chip as well. Maybe a seperate section for gathering info on recouring issues to get TSBs from Nissan?
did it, go here...

Front/Rear Bumper/Fender Molding Paint Flaw
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No problems here. The wife uses the hatch all the time and she reports no issues.
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Mine likes for me two hit the button two times before it fully releases to open. I've tried the holding for a second or two approach and that didn't work. It's a brand new car there shouldn't be a problem opening your hatch it's not the end of the world the dealer will have to look at it and see what they can do. hopefully it's not going to cost me will update.
Update, Just got back from the Nissan Dealer they greased the latch mechanism and they tested about 20 times with no further sticking issues, now I'll give it a try later on today and early tomorrow to see if it's really fixed.
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hmm..i wonder if graphite grease would do the trick...
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added a poll. I want to see how many members are suffering from this. Please vote honestly.

I do not have this problem. I use my hatch quite often and it has yet to get stuck.
No problems with mine either.
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i wonder if the factory is putting in both sizes of lift springs, and some folks have the longer ones and some folks have the shorter ones
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Oh sometime,i need to press the button 3 times before the hatch can be open....i will check the spring now.
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I sometimes have to press it twice to release. I thought I wasn't holding it long enough! Good Info!!
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keep em coming folks...we need to get this documented in order to get a TSB released...
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I would say mine sticks about 90% of the time. Sometimes it is so bad that it takes 3 or 4 pushes before it will open. It's embarassing!
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So I went from two pennies on each side to three... I'll give it a day or so to see if that fixes it permantly...

still waiting to see how Nissan handles this issue, but in the meantime 6 cents is cheaper than $64.00!
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the spring lift on the top is the new spring lift.

the spring lift on the bottom is mine, notice the difference in length? its at least 3/8 inch longer.

I'm still using the two penny trick on mine at the moment, I tested it today and the pennies seem to be working...although its intermitten at best...
I dont understand, Nissan makes a longer spring lift for the 370z than the one that comes with the car?
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Mine likes for me two hit the button two times before it fully releases to open. I've tried the holding for a second or two approach and that didn't work. It's a brand new car there shouldn't be a problem opening your hatch it's not the end of the world the dealer will have to look at it and see what they can do. hopefully it's not going to cost me will update.
mine has the same issue. one time wont do it i have to press the button two times for it to open.
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